Friday, August 6, 2010

Yes, I Have a lot of Hair

by Meghann on August 6, 2010

God, I love getting my hair cut.

(Can you believe my last one was back in January?!)

I’ve been desperately trying to grow my hair out for a few months now, but the heat and humidity was getting to be a bit too much. I made an impromptu appointment this morning at Aveda and was so thankful that I did.



The best part about Aveda is the complimentary tea. Mmm….


I wish I had a nickel for every time a stylists reminds me that I have a lot of hair during a hair cut. I think i heard three separate stylists say it 5 times each today?

They’re always thoroughly surprised how much hair is on my head – as if I’m not already aware. I guess a head of hair like mine doesn’t sit in their chair every day?


My mission today was to not lose any length, but instead get rid of some of the weight and bulk. My stylists added more layers and did a lot of texturizing. I walked out feeling like a million bucks. ๐Ÿ™‚  

See the difference? Much better!


My head already feels a lot lighter! They worked miracles with those scissors!

The haircut took a little longer than expected and I was starving by the time I was done. I immediately dug into a trail mix of cereal, dried fruit and dark chocolate edamame that I had packed as soon as I walked out the door.


[enter trip to Whole Foods and Publix here]

While shopping at Whole Foods I came across a container of Gazpacho in the deli section and was very tempted to take it home for dinner. But, after reviewing the list of ingredients – tomato, cucumber, bell peppers, onion, lemon juice, etc – I decided to make a batch of mine at home instead.


I purchased all the ingredients without any particular recipe in mind. I pretty much just bought what the label had on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ After a little googling once I got home, I decided to just make up my own.


Meghann’s Ultra Simple Gazpacho

  • 2 large Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 a bunch of cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dash of Hot Sauce <– didn’t having any, but it could have used some.

Place everything in a blender/ food processor and let it go!





The recipe made two servings.

I had one with a garnish of avocado and cilantro.



With 1/2 a pita and mozzarella sandwich on the side for dipping.



For dessert a serving of vanilla ice cream with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and puffed brown rice. ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s going to be an early evening for me – I have a crazy day tomorrow and need my rest!

Here’s a sneak peak of my schedule:

  • 4:45 am – wake up
  • 5:15 am – Run 14 miles
  • 7:45 am – Eat a quick breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Salutation Nation in downtown
  • 11:00 am – Blog
  • 12:00 pm – lunch
  • 1:00 pm – nap/ figure out what to do with Maddie for the night
  • 4:30 pm – secret bachlorette party mission
  • 6:30 pm – Sunday Morning – Christie’s bachlorette party!

Yep – LONG day!

Salutation Nation


If you are in the Orlando area and love yoga then I suggest you head to Lake Eola tomorrow morning at 9:00am for Salutation Nation! My favorite Orlando Power Yoga instructor will be hosting a FREE hour long class by the lake – how cool is that?

I’ll be there in my OPY t-shirt, so if you see me feel free to say HI! ๐Ÿ™‚

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